Starting next season, the Washington State Cougars will be without one of their more reliable targets at wide receiver. Sophomore Isaiah Johnson-Mack announced on Twitter today he will transfer from the school.
The sophomore from Belle Glade, Florida was at the top of the depth chart at the Z receiver position for much of the season, finishing the year with 555 yards of receiving and five touchdowns; both numbers second only to Tavares Martin, Jr.
Though Johnson-Mack doesn’t say whether he’ll play in WSU upcoming bowl game (a likely trip to the Foster Farms Bowl), with the end of the semester coming in just a couple of weeks, I’d expect him to wrap up classes and then take off. Where he ends up is yet to be seen but, as he says in his tweet, it should be somewhere closer to his south Florida home.
The depth at Z will now certainly be tested with Dezmon Patmon the only player remaining that’s listed on the depth chart for the bowl game. Six wide receivers are currently committed to the 2018 class, five likely destined for outside spots ... but that’s for next year. Patmon will likely be the go-to guy at Z for the postseason and Luke Falk’s final start in a WSU uniform.
All the best to Isaiah in his future endeavors!